Month: March 2022

  • Sally Betters, Children’s Author

    Sally Betters

    Sally Betters, Children's Author, Looking Beyond the Sky

    KPB: When did you decide to become a writer? 
    SB: I began writing articles and blogs while caring for my elderly father. This season of life brought many ideas and ways to connect with people young and old. 

    KPB: What brought you to write this book?           

  • Rosa Deledda, Children’s Author

    Rosa Deledda, Children's Author

    Rosa Deledda, Children's Author, Zándia the secret city

    Rosa Deledda is a professional translator and freelance writer; she has always been surrounded by books, born in Germany, of an Italian father and Spanish mother, travelled a lot, which allowed her to meet people of different cultures and beliefs, and subsequently inspired her to write most of her stories.

  • History of Children’s Books

    “Books are the major means of transmitting our literary heritage from one generation to the next” (Norton, 2010).

    Throughout the ages stories have been told to children to share knowledge and wisdom. When the printing press came into common use and books could be mass produced in the 1500s the general public was educated in ways telling stories could not.

    In 1744, John Newbery published A Little Pretty Pocket-Book. The volume is considered the first book intended for children’s pleasure reading.

    By the 1800s the paper and printing industry became commonplace. Printed books with pictures to capture a child’s imagination and spur on the story were incredibly popular and the children’s book industry exploded.

    Children Girlfriends Reading Book Education Togetherness Studio Portrait

    Now here we are in the 2020’s with a plethora of ways to read a book. Print, yes of course, electronic books held in the computer, no paper to be found or used, and audio books, nothing to read, simply listen. Books in any form for children are critically important regardless of the content: story books, rhyming books, picture books, and of course text books.

    Opening the world to a child through books of any type is critical to the education of children of all ages.

    In Kid’s Paperback Books many authors and their work are featured providing adults and those who are parents and teachers a resource to find authors and content suitable for the children in their lives.

    Written by Penelope Randall

  • Tina Hogan Grant – Author

    Tina Hogan Grant, Author, Reckless Beginnings

    Tina was born in England and moved to the United States in 1979. She is the youngest daughter of science fiction author, James P. Hogan. After moving to California, she became a commercial fisher-woman and spent ten years fishing off the southern coast of California with her husband Gordon. After retiring from fishing, they moved to Frazier Park and spent the next ten years building their dream home, doing most of the work themselves.